The Secret of Life Adrian Egglestone 3rd June 2013

Fascinated to discover the secret of life, some 30 members listened intently to Adrian. The early mention of Watson and Crick soon has us realising that we were on the DNA trail! The amazing discovery by these two scientists at the Cavendish Laboratories in Cambridge back in 1953 revolutionised many aspects of our daily lives and none more so than the apprehension of criminals. Adrian headed up the forensic department of South Yorkshire Police once it became clear that DNA was a unique fingerprint and he went on to reveal cases where deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) has been pivotal in gaining a conviction. Fascinating!


Watson and Crick with a model of DNA